When planning for a home improvement project that involves siding Houston TX residences, it’s essential for you to discuss with the contractor if and how well the siding materials can withstand termite infestation.
Research suggests that termites are more destructive than fires and hurricanes combined.
- According to the Science Daily, these social insects account for at least $11 billion worth of property damage annually in the United States and about $22 billion across the globe.
- Based on studies conducted by the United States Department of Agriculture, American households collectively spend $5 billion for termite control and property repairs.
Due to natural weather conditions that can make insect reproduction and proliferation favorable, termite infestation is prevalent in Texas. The state harbors three main types of termites – all of which can secretly destroy your siding and your home:
- Drywood termites reside and feed on wood. Termites tend to inhabit and defecate on the place where they also scavenge for food. This type of termite can cause structural damage based on sheer colony size alone.
- Dampwood termites survive either below or above the ground. They thrive in semi-arid weather conditions and devour living and non-living objects alike. They expose shrubs and nearby trees to the same danger that your fence and siding materials face.
- Subterranean termites generally live in the soil. However, they can find their way inside your home through vents and cracks to eat away wood, timber, and concrete. The Formosan species is notorious for chewing on electrical wires and cables.
Here at All-Tex Home Improvement Services, we know full well how dangerous termites can be. This is precisely why we tell our customers who ask about siding Houston TX home improvements to opt for termite-resistant Hardiplank siding. For complete details and a free quote, just give us a call or fill out our online form.